Dutch focus

Dark financial cloud looms over Dutch kick-off

August 12, 2010
By Ernst Bouwes
(Archive)
Reaching the World Cup final may have been a Pyrrhic victory for Dutch football. It was all well and good for Bert van Marwijk's men to send Brazil home in the quarter-finals, but the extended stay of international players in South Africa has had an unwelcome effect on the Eredivisie.



Four days after the final, Netherlands reserve goalkeeper Michel Vorm should have played for FC Utrecht in the Europa League. He refused to join up with his club and returned for the next round ...

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